Monday, March 29, 2010

Lunch on Massachusetts Monday

This year, we've been studying the 50 states...and, I tell ya, I've been learning a lot! :) Today we were focusing on Massachusetts, so of course, we read about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock. When it came time to fix lunch for the boys, I thought, "Hey, this is easy enough. I can make a plate of Plymouth-related items!" So I took the ordinary sandwiches of peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam and cut them into tall triangles - to represent the Indians' teepees, of course. The goldfish crackers remind us that Squanto taught the colonists to fertilize their corn with dead fish. And the rolled-up sandwich meat? Turkey, obviously! :) Such minimal effort to add a little extra fun to the day. Why don't I think of stuff like this more often?!
We also learned that on the way over from England, a baby boy was born on board the Mayflower; and they named him Oceanus (can you imagine giving birth on a crowded ship??). Then, while they were still living on the ship near Cape Cod, another boy was born and given the name Peregrine. We prefer the name Shav for our sweet baby boy.
It's good to start the week with some cuteness.

6 comments:

Sally said...

That's really creative! I too wish I thought of simple, fun things more often for our kids than I do. Those plates of food look good enough for even me to eat!

Elizabeth said...

So cute and creative Davene! Love it :P

Morning said...

Great ideas! I think I'll do something special for Boo's breakfast this morning!

Sally said...

Your new header is so beautiful! It shows your family in a unique and special way.

Sally said...

Oh, Happy Birthday! I hope tomorrow is really special for you.

Margie said...

How cute! I love your creativity! (And far prefer the name Shav to Peregrine, although Oceanus was probably appropriate given the unimaginable circumstances of his birth.)